Since 28.04.2011, due to events occurring in the Syrian Arab Republic, Syrians who migrate to Turkey are subject to a special procedure named “temporary protection”.
Under such temporary protection, Turkey allows people who migrate from Syria to Turkey to stay legally within the country and to benefit from certain rights and services.
In current practice, the Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM) provides this status to Syrian citizens migrating from Syria seeking asylum in Turkey, as well as to stateless persons and Palestinians previously residing in Syria..
Due to the fact that asylum seekers from Syria have the right to stay in Turkey under the scope of temporary protection, there is no need for them to apply for international protection.
For this reason, those who benefit from temporary protection cannot make an international protection application within the current Turkish application procedures.